Ah, I understand now. As long as I don't have to listen to Pat Kane, we may be fine...John McKenna wrote: as the deeds got worse the music got better.
I believe RBS is thinking of moving south (and LBG, which has a head office here, may follow), although presumably both banks are solvent.Gordon Cadden wrote:No hard evidence which way Scottish chess players will vote, just a canny feel. I was thinking of debt laden RBS. The Chancellor George Osborne has declared that there will not be a currency union.
Scottish born Jonathan Rowson has declared his support for the "YES" vote. His employment makes it necessary for him to live in London, so as you say, he may not be able to vote.
Not only George Osborne but Danny Alexander and Ed Balls as well have ruled out currency union. Irrespective of the economic case, there seems to be some discontent down south regarding loss of sovereignty, so the temptation to share some economic risks with a newly foreign country may be resisted.
Yes, JR is one of a number of foreign residents urging ask to take risks they are unable to take themselves.
I think the principle of self-determination is the dominant feature here.NickFaulks wrote:I merely suggested that any decision to split the UK in two should involve both halves, not just one.
The asymmetric nature of the UK is a problem. England is dominant in terms of size, and although some protection from the implementation of notionally unpopular policies has been provided by transferring powers to the other constituent nations, there is a residual difficulty. Have you heard of the West Lothian question? Of course, there is no requirement for any government minister to be a member of the House of Commons with constituents to be affected (or not) by policy changes, or indeed to be a member of the House of Lords.
It has been proposed to set up assemblies in the regions of England, but there is little appetite for this. London is a special case, and there remains the possibility of giving it greater autonomy in conjunction with reducing its economic influence